[Gmsh] Problem with importing a mesh in Abaqus

Christophe Geuzaine cgeuzaine at ulg.ac.be
Fri Apr 5 12:35:23 CEST 2013


On 05 Apr 2013, at 12:07, Christophe Geuzaine <cgeuzaine at ulg.ac.be> wrote:

> 
> On 18 Mar 2013, at 18:03, Pierre-Frederic Villard <pierre-frederic.villard at univ-lorraine.fr> wrote:
> 
>> Hi,
>> 
>> I have issues with importing gmsh-created meshes in Abaqus 6.12. I tried two methods, which equally failed:
>> 1 - I tried to save the mesh as OpenCASCADE step format but I have an error:   "Error   : No OpenCASCADE model found"
> 
> Hi Pierre-Frederic - This would actually not export the mesh, but the CAD model - so it's not what you want. 
> 
>> 2 - I tried to save the model as an Abaqus INP file but I have a problem importing it in Abaqus : "Element type "C2D3" is not supported." with triangles and "Element type "C1D2" is not supported" with segments.
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> 
> Indeed. I just had a look at the Abaqus documentation, and C2D3 and C1D2 do not seem to be in the general "Element Indexes" available in Abaqus/Standard. 
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> What should we use when we export "generic" elements (i.e., not linked to any physics)?
> 
> @Omid - any ideas?

I've committed r15202 with the ideas from

https://geuz.org/trac/gmsh/ticket/129

@Abaqus users: let me know if this is better...



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>> Does anyone have any idea how to solve this problem?
>> 
>> Cheers,
>> 
>> Pierre
>> 
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University of Liege, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science 
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